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Screen printing

Plastisol printing, Water based printing, CMYK printing, Color separation fees, Artwork fees

Screen printing is the quickest, most traditional, and commonly practiced method of apparel decoration. We primarily use plastisol ink but we are well versed in water based printing for that soft vintage look, special effect inks like puff additive, glow in the dark, reflective, low cure, & more.

Plastisol Printing

This is the most common screen printing technique and for good reason. Plastisol inks are durable, vibrant, and versatile, making them perfect for detailed designs and a wide range of fabrics. The ink sits on top of the fabric, giving a slightly raised, textured feel that’s both durable and vivid in color. Plastisol is ideal for bold and bright designs that stand out and last through countless washes.

Water based Printing

If you prefer a softer, more eco-friendly option, waterbased printing is an excellent choice. This method uses inks that penetrate the fabric, resulting in a smooth, soft-to-the-touch finish that’s perfect for lighter-colored garments. Waterbased inks are known for their breathability and are a great option for intricate, subtle designs. They are also environmentally friendly, making them a preferred choice for sustainable fashion.

CMYK Printing

CMYK screen printing is a technique that uses four primary colors—Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black—to create vibrant, full-color designs. This process is ideal for producing high-quality, detailed images with a wide range of colors and smooth gradients. Our experienced team ensures precise color matching and impeccable registration, resulting in professional-grade prints that bring your designs to life.

Color Separations

In screen printing, each color in your design requires its own screen. Color separations are the process of breaking down a multi-colored image into individual colors that can be printed one at a time. This ensures that each color is accurately represented and aligned in the final print. For instance, if your design has four colors, we'll create four separate screens, one for each color. This process is crucial for achieving the best quality and detail in your printed design.

Screen Fees

Each screen used in the printing process incurs a fee. Screen fees cover the cost of creating the screens used to transfer your design onto the fabric. The fee is typically charged per color, so a design with multiple colors will have multiple screen fees. This is a one-time fee per order for the creation of the screens. If you reorder the same design in the future, you won't need to pay for new screens unless there are changes to the artwork.

Artwork Fees

Artwork fees apply when your design needs adjustments or modifications before it can be printed. This can include tasks such as cleaning up low-resolution images, converting files to the correct format, or creating a design from scratch based on your ideas. Our team of skilled graphic artists can work with you to ensure your design is perfect and print-ready. These fees vary depending on the complexity of the work required.

DTG Printing

Direct-to-garment (DTG) printing is a modern method for creating custom designs on clothing. It works like a regular printer, but instead of printing on paper, it prints directly onto fabric. This technique allows for highly detailed and colorful images, making it perfect for complex designs. DTG printing is great for small orders and unique, one-of-a-kind items because it doesn't require any setup like traditional screen printing. The result is a soft, high-quality print that looks and feels great.

DTF / Transfers

DTF / Plastisol Transfers are an innovative technique where designs are printed directly onto a special film using specialized inks. After printing, the film is coated with adhesive powder and then cured. The design can then be transferred to the fabric using a heat press. DTF transfers are known for their vibrant colors, fine detail, and durability. This method is ideal for intricate designs, and orders with a multitude of individual names. It can be used on a wide range of materials, offering a high-quality finish that's both flexible and long-lasting.


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